Volume 10, Issue Number 3 March  21, 2005



Houston Contractor Wins Over Skeptical Artist to Create a Campus Landmark

Standing 51 feet tall, “Leaf Column” represents a blending of the human form with nature.
“Healing Nature”-University of Houston Recreation and Wellness Center, Houston, Texas

Artist: Tim Glover

Sheet Metal Contractor: Blumenthal Sheet Metal, Houston, Texas

Acting as a beacon to the campus community, “Healing Nature” is a two-part sculpture designed to enhance and complement the activities at the University of Houston Recreation and Wellness Center.

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San Francisco Landmark Restored to Perfection

When it opened in 1926, the Mark Hopkins Hotelwas described as “architecturally perfect and flawless.” The hotel recently received a $10 million exterior restoration that returned the landmark structure to its former state of perfection.
Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, Calif.

Architect: Architectural Resources Group, San Francisco, Calif. Sheet Metal Contractor: Crown Sheet Metal and Skylights, Brisbane, Calif.

When it opened in 1926, the Mark Hopkins Hotel was described as “architecturally perfect and flawless.” The hotel recently received a $10 million exterior restoration that returned the landmark structure to its former state of perfection.

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Spiraling to Precision

The circular staircase revolves around a 10-foot radius with each step illuminated as you travel.
University of Washington Surgery Pavilion, Seattle, Wash.

Architect: NBBJ, Seattle, Wash. Sheet Metal Contractor: Hanset Stainless Inc., Portland. Ore.

Upon entering the University of Washington Medical Center’s new Surgery Pavilion, visitors are mesmerized by the sleek two-story stainless steel staircase expertly fabricated and installed by the craftsmen of Hanset Stainless.

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Oil Canning - It Bends Architects Out of Shape!

Oil canning is a perceived waviness across the flat areas of sheet metal panels. It is a naturally-occurring phenomenon that is inherent in all light-gage sheet metal. SMACNA’s new “Architectural Sheet Metal Manual,” 6th edition, provides methods from design to installation to mitigate its occurrence.

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Copper Shower Sculpture – Turning an Owner’s Dream into Reality

Sheet Metal Contractor: Vickers Metal Works Inc., Orlando, Fla.

Standing at close to seven feet tall, this striking copper shower adds to the beauty of a lushly landscaped yard. The clear-coated copper will retain its finish for up to three years and may be reapplied or left to develop a natural patina.
The craftsmen at Vickers Metal Works took this creative homeowner’s rough sketch and delivered a beautiful, functional shower that accents the home’s outdoor pool deck.

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